What are Vesicular Lesions?

If you notice red, blister-like spots on your skin, they may be something called vesicles. A vesicle forms when fluid becomes trapped under your skin, creating a bubble-like sac that can be filled with fluid or air. These red spots are common signs of chicken pox, eczema, contact dermatitis, shingles, and herpes simplex.

What Causes Vesicular Lesions?

Vesicles can be triggered by a variety of different causes, even something as minor as friction on the skin. Some other minor causes also include allergic reactions, exposure to chemicals, cold sores, and burns. If you find that these lesions are large and persistent, it is essential to see your doctor as it could be a result of an existing condition. These conditions can be autoimmune disorders, chickenpox, shingles, herpes, or impetigo.

How are they Treated?

Do not pick or scratch at these lesions and keep the area clean so that they can heal. Treatment for vesicles depends on their cause and can sometimes improve on their own or with an over-the-counter medication. More severe cases may require prescription medications and those caused by autoimmune diseases can be treated with an antibiotic and corticosteroid.

If you are experiencing unusual bumps or rashes on your skin, contact Colorado Skin Care for the best Denver dermatology services. Call us today at (303) 740-4883 to schedule an appointment.

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